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Rooney celebrates United's opener against Bournemouth. Getty
  • Manchester United finish the season fifth, behind Manchester City on goal difference
  • Wayne Rooney scores 100th goal at Old Trafford in comfortable win
  • Marcus Rashford nets eighth goal of the season day after England call-up
  • Late own goal robs David de Gea of Golden Glove award
  • Bournemouth finish the season 16th

The 2015-16 Premier League season draws to a close. Three points at Old Trafford hasn't been enough for Manchester United; they finish the season fifth, behind neighbours Manchester City on goal difference, earning themselves an automatic qualification spot for the Europa League.

Another fine performance from Marcus Rashford with Wayne Rooney running the show in midfield has seen them end with something resembling a flourish, and they of course have the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace to follow on Saturday. But will it be enough for Louis van Gaal to keep his job?

FULL TIME: Manchester United 3-1 Bournemouth

Oh dear, that's taken the gloss of the night for David de Gea. He's lost the Golden Glove award as Smalling diverts the ball past his own goalkeeper after neat work from Grabban down the right.

Goal! Manchester United 3-1 Bournemouth (Smalling own goal, 90+)

United again slice through Bournemouth, opening up space for Depay who looks to try find the top corner with power from the edge of the box, but hammers high and wide.

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Rashford drills home United's second. Getty

And a third! Rooney is again involved, lifting a superb ball over the top for Young to run onto. The Bournemouth defence has stepped up far too eagerly and the former Aston Villa man has plenty of time to take the ball down on his chest and prod it past Federici.

Goal! Manchester United 3-0 Bournemouth (Ashley Young, 87)

Time to wrap Anthony Martial in cotton wool, his evening is over as Ashley Young comes onto replace him.

Valencia controls the ball brilliantly down the right before cutting it back for Lingard who sweeps a fine ball into six yard area where Depay is waiting. The Dutchman makes a total mess of his header but luckily for him, the offside flag is up.

Time for the subs. Ander Herrera came on for Mata immediately after that goal and now Memphis Depay is onto replace Rashford.

Rashford does it again! Another well-worked goal from United; Rooney lifts a fine ball over to the byline on the right where Valencia has ran into space. He nods it down to the 18-year-old who steadies himself before drilling an excellent low effort across goal and into the bottom corner.

Goal! Manchester United 2-0 Bournemouth (Marcus Rashford, 74)

Rooney slides a splendid pass through for Rashford who times his run brilliantly and gets to the ball ahead of Federici. The youngster is forced wide however and allows Bournemouth to get defenders back and get some control back.

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Rooney celebrates United's opener against Bournemouth. Getty

Still no changes for United, mind. Remember, van Gaal selected what looked like his strongest XI with the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace just four days away.

Mata is shown a slightly harsh yellow card for a challenge on Wilson. Max Gradel meanwhile is onto replace Pugh while Benik Afobe replaces King.

Neat stuff again from United as Rooney slides a ball into Mata, who then leaves his marker on his backside with a wonderful turn. The space opens up for the shot but the Spaniard's low drive is comfortably saved by Federici.

Valencia tries his luck with an uncharacteristic screamer from 25 yards out and is inches from finding the far corner, only to be denied by a fine diving save from Federici.

United almost have a second! It's brilliant from Rashford who dances in from the right and manages to hook the ball back to Mata, whose powerful effort hits a Bournemouth flush in the face. The ball breaks again to Lingard who opts for precision rather than power from the edge of the box, but his effort rolls wide via a deflection.

Michael Carrick, in what could be his last game for the club, lets fly from 25 yards and rattles the cross bar with a superb effort. It took a nick off Elphick on its way, enough to lift it onto the woodwork and back out.

Another elegant move from United involving Carrick and Martial frees Mata inside the box, who turns on the ball as he tries to work a yard to shoot but instead goes down under the challenge of Elphick. It looked like there was clear contract with the player, but play is waved on.

Bournemouth have started the second half well and almost prise United open, but Gosling, from the edge of the box, can't keep his shot down under pressure from Lingard.

And Bournemouth get us back underway for the second half.

HALF TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth

Rashford limps off to get some treatment after Elphick crashes into the 18-year-old. Didn't look like there was much need for that. That will be that for the first-half, anyway.

Chants of '18 more' rise up around Old Trafford following that goal.

This game has been offensively bad, but that is a terrific goal from Manchester United. Anthony Martial (again) starts the move, accelerating down the inside left before playing a neat one two with Mata. He gets the ball back, knocks a ball across goal that is expertly dummied by Rashford and swept home by Rooney for his 100th Old Trafford goal.

Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth (Wayne Rooney, 42)

A bit of action to this game, a ball comes in from the right that Pugh meets with a low drive inside the box, but Valencia stands his ground and makes a good block. That shift in play invites United forward through Rashford, who tries to dance his way in from the right, but Daniels sticks to his task again and closes the youngster down.

Chris Smalling of all people drives forward at pace but then realises he has no teammates to pass to and his quickly robbed of possession.

Now seems a good time to remind everyone of van Gaal's pre-match comments.

It's the best solution because we also have to entertain our fans.

United win a free kick and Rooney whips it into the six yard box from about 40 yards out. Michael Carrick swings out a boot after a well-timed run but can't make any contact and Federici collects. A shot on target? I'm counting it.

As another ball goes astray, we have passed the half-hour mark without a shot on goal. Even by United's standards this season, it's been joyless so far.

This has been a wretched watch so far. Can we just call it a draw?

Martial almost finds Rashford with a wonderful flick inside the box but Elphick steps across and boots clear in a nick of time.

70 minutes for 19 goals, as it stands. Come on United, crack on.

Lingard is freed down the right channel and initially gets the better of Daniels, but the full-back nicks the ball away from him with a fine recovery challenge.

Blind launches a long ball upfield that Lingard tries to knockdown into the path of Rashford, but the winger can't get the right contact on the ball and the chance goes. It's been a very tepid opening 15 minutes to this match.

A corner from Blind somehow finds it's way to Carrick, who has been left on his own inside the box by Callum Wilson but the midfielder misjudges the bounce on the ball and it runs away from him.

Plenty of possession from United in these opening five minutes, no openings for them yet. There can't be more than 50,000 in attendance around Old Trafford tonight.

Marcus Rashford is on the ball for the first time but can't keep it in play inside the Bournemouth box.

It's very empty around Old Trafford as we get underway here and already chants of 'Attack Attack Attack' rise up from those who are present.

And United get us underway for the first half.

Quizzed by Sky Sports ahead of kick off, Louis van Gaal has noted the club can secure the league's best defensive record tonight, along with the Golden Gloves award for David de Gea. If that doesn't earn him a new contract...

Risky selection from van Gaal this evening. Just four days from the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, potentially his last chance of silverware as United boss, he has named the strongest XI he could possibly muster.

BREAKING: Van Gaal opts for a strong XI despite the FA Cup final being just days away. Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all start. It's the same team selected on Sunday afternoon.

Man Utd team to face Bournemouth: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Carrick, Rooney, Mata, Lingard, Martial, Rashford

Subs: Romero, Varela, Jones, A. Pereira, Herrera, Young, Memphis.

Manchester United need to score 19 without reply this evening if they want to claw their way into the top four. To put that in context, they have managed just 46 in 37 games this season, just two more than relegated Newcastle and two behind 17th place Sunderland. Good luck, lads.

As you can imagine, security has been stepped up around Old Trafford tonight. So much so that even executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is being frisked at the door.

Team news: Bournemouth

Eddie Howe had no new injury problems ahead of Sunday's match and that remaisn the case tonight with only defensive duo Sylvain Distin and Adam Smith ruled out with back problems and a hernia respectively.

Team news: Manchester United

Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian are still injury absentees, as was the case on Sunday. Morgan Schneiderlin was also set to miss the last game of the season through illness, but could be back in contention tonight.

Adnan Januzaj's frustrating season looks like it will end on a similar note; he will miss tonight's match due to a hamstring problem, while Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger remain long-term absentees, despite the latter being named in Germany's Euro 2016 squad today.

Marouane Fellaini will serve the last instalment of his three-match ban tonight, but will be in contention for Saturday's FA Cup final.

A drab, frustrating and ultimately fruitless Premier League campaign should have come to an end on Sunday for Manchester United. Old Trafford's evacuation that afternoon due to what eventually turned out to be a huge gaffe from a security firm ensured it rumbled on for a couple more days, with tonight's re-arranged fixture the last morsel of 2015-16 league action we have to look forward to.

For Louis van Gaal's side; the season is already finished. Their loss to West Ham United last Tuesday ensured they missed the chance to leapfrog Manchester City into fourth place, with their neighbours doing just about enough to ensure their Champions League qualification with a draw against Swansea City.

Although there is still the FA Cup final to follow for United, a fifth place finish looks ominous for van Gaal, who could conceivably take charge of his final home game this evening.

All hope hasn't quite been extinguished yet, however. All United have to do to provide one last twist in the tale tonight is score 19 without reply against Bournemouth and they will finish fourth. So, just the matter of a new club, Premier League and English football record, then. We won't hold our breath.